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Saturday, May 31, 2008

The great nation of Kenya

June 1 is Madaraka Day, commemorating the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963. Independence from British imperialism has led to economic prosperity, security, peace and greatly improved health and education in this African nation.

No, but seriously folks, the Kenyan government recently unveiled Vision 2030 which has the ambitious mission statement to make Kenya not be a shit-hole any more. Appropriately enough, to an optometrist, Vision 2030 is most likely to suggest some kind of astigmatism.

Thanks to their stellar long-distance running athletes, more people are becoming familiar with the Kenyan national anthem.

1 comment:

stackja1945 said...

Kenya has the Kikuyu who are Kenya's most populous ethnic group. Kenya has exported the tropical grass species Pennisetum clandestinum is known by several common names, most often kikuyu grass, as it is native to the region of East Africa that is home to the Kĩkũyũ tribe. It is perhaps best known as a noxious weed.